EXPOSING THE TRUTH; ONE MINERAL FAKE, FRAUD OR FORGERY AT A TIME

A trip to Collector’s Edge Anti-Fake Cleaning Lab!

Hello everyone!

While we were visiting the Collector’s Edge in Golden Colorado we got the chance to see their many flats of FAKE MINERALS that they had pulled out of collections over the years.

Here are some pictures of fake minerals from their collection…can you spot the fakeness?

Three Normal Looking Mineral Fakes
Here are all three of the minerals…

Quartz with Garnets
Quartz with Garnets…

Cerussite with Malachite
Cerussite with Malachite

Calcite on Basalt
Calcite on Basalt from India

Well, the Garnets are glued on and surrounded by some glued on mica, used to hide the glue marks!

The Cerussite is glued on as well, surrounded by a dusting of Malachite around the glued edges!

The Calcite was cut off and glued onto the matrix.

But all three of them look normal, don’t they?

One Response to “A trip to Collector’s Edge Anti-Fake Cleaning Lab!”

  1. Red beryl Gypsy Says:

    http://cgi.ebay.com/9-35Ct-ULTRA-RARE-Genuine-RED-BERYL-BIXBITE-From-Utah_W0QQitemZ120256745839QQihZ002QQcategoryZ282QQssPageNameZWDVWQQrdZ1QQcmdZViewItem

    Selling Pezzoiatite from Madagascar as Red Beryl from utah. Fetching thousands of dollars.. Killen it…

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